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Russ D. Feingold (D)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 3/2/1953 (Janesville, WI)
Race: White
Religion: Jewish
Residence: Middleton, WI
Education: BA in History and Political Science from University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; JD in Law from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; BA in Rhodes Scholar from Oxford University, London,
Occupation: Attorney
Office Type: U.S. Senate -- Wisconsin  

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Russ Feingold was born in Janesville, Wis., and now resides in Middleton. He received a bachelor's degree in history and political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1975, a bachelor's degree in law from Oxford University in 1977 and a law degree with honors from Harvard University in 1979.

He was a practicing attorney from 1979-85, and a visiting professor at Beloit College in 1985. He served in the Wisconsin Senate from 1982-92.

He was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992. Feingold has two daughters from his first marriage. His second wife, Mary, has two sons from her first marriage. Custody is shared by the parents and step parents.

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Russ Feingold was elected to the U.S. Senate with 53 percent of the vote in 1992, defeating Republican Sen. Robert Kasten. He was narrowly re-elected in 1998, defeating Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann with 50 percent of the vote. Feingold served in the Wisconsin Senate, 1982-92.

In 2002, Feingold entertained the notion of seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, visiting universities in states including Iowa, site of the country's first presidential caucus, and the University of New Hampshire, the state with the first presidential primary. He eventually decided against becoming a candidate.

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